Testimonials Archive

Tory Anderson – Icandi Design

Davids knowledge and experience was invaluble in offering cost effective solutions when taking care of the companies computer/IT needs. I recomend David to anyone looking for on of the best IT consultants I used.

Owner, Icandi Design Ltd and Architecture & Planning Consultant

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Bryan Rynn – Chairman of the Judging Panel

Won the Gold Medal in an international CBT competition administered by the International Federation of Computer Educators in Banking and Finance(IFCEB), France. 1992.
Won the Gold Award in the Annual International Training Competition, in the category Training Media, administered by the Institute of Training and Development, United Kingdom.

When making the award, Bryan Rynn, said:
In the development of learning media one very occasionally comes across a piece of training which uses all current knowledge to its limit. This entry came as near to that position as is possible. The whole package is of very high quality, appropriate use of the media, excellent screen design, supported by a learning design which cannot be faulted. “Designers and Trainers could very profitably spend time analysing this programme. The lessons learnt if then applied to future programmes cannot but improve the whole field of Technology Based Training.

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Prof. Dr Cheryl Hodgkinson – Professor of Education Rhodes University

As David is an accomplished instructional designer and developer in both the education and training fields, he brings a richness of practical experience to any education and training institution or project.  Many of the projects in which he has been involved have required him to fulfil both roles of instructional designer and project manager simultaneously.  He can juggle roles and associated responsibilities with more finesse than any other colleague I known in the industry.  Part of his skill is his ability to analyse situations quickly and identify the most critical area in need of attention.  This skill enabled David and his permanent or contract staff to develop and market appropriate educational or training interventions in predominantly commercial environments, both effectively and efficiently.

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Renate Lippert – Professor of Education, University of Pretoria

David’s skills range from classic multi-media to electronic performance support and Internet-related training and commerce.  He is best known for his “can-do” attitude and his ability to deliver turnkey solutions of outstanding quality under immense time pressure.  Aside from his productivity and efficiency, he enjoys a reputation as a personable, thoughtful and helpful person.  Many a graduate student found him a willing problem solver and co-developer (at no charge to these students).  As a result, David now probably has the largest network of like-minded professionals in the country. South Africa owes much to this amicable pioneer.
I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.  His integrity, vast experience and mature personality will be an asset anywhere in the world.

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Prof. Dr Johannes Cronjé – University of Pretoria

David’s technical skills, design skills and particularly his people skills helped make this (design and management of development of NEC support and training for Eskom) a highly successful project that has been reported on at many a conference in South Africa.
In order for this contract (NEC) to be used effectively, the commercial process had to be adjusted.  We worked together at mapping new processes and assisting and supporting the process with a list server.  Once again David’s ability to enthuse people, coupled to his ability to deliver, has led to a long and successful relationship with Eskom.

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Allan Price – Goalfix (Pty) Ltd

I first got to know Barras-Baker & Assoc in 1989.  My research into the market for appropriate developers lead me to them.  They successfully designed and project managed the development of my successful commercial software program “Financial Performance Assessment” including an excellent 16 hour multimedia training program, which won awards.
My best wishes accompany any application and I will be happy to correspond with a prospective employer to David’s advantage.

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Joan Tozer – MiniMax Marketing

David has an exceptionally in-depth knowledge of IT having been involved in the development of this field virtually from its outset. David views the bigger picture and always combines a wonderful blend of the practical and the creative. His work is competitively priced and his abilities have added great value to our clients’ businesses. I can recommend David’s work without reservation. Joan Tozer Marketing & Communications Management Consultant.

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Graeme Owen – Business Directors

I first used an application David wrote to store and retrieve the numerous passwords required in modern day communications. It has saved me hours of time. Dave has the ability to customise solutions for smaller business to handle any manner of daily routines more efficiently.

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Christina Baer – Business Xpanders

I enjoy collaborating and working with David to jointly give clients the best solutions for websites both PC or mobi, social media, Google PPC et al. Unlike many stereotypes of his industry, he is not ‘geeky’ and always happy and able to explain coherently the why’s and wherefore’s in a manner that I am able to understand and thereby in turn, explain to my client. David is a “go the extra mile” service provider, thereby giving our client the best solution and outcome. These are attributes I appreciate greatly as they align with my own work ethics. We have jointly created some great results for our clients which have turned out superior to other similar service providers. It is a pleasure to work with Dave and I recommend him highly.

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Michael Chopping – Chopping & Associates

David listens to your requirements and then builds a web page with sound detail and information.

I have received several compliments on my own webpage and two others David built under my direction.

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